In 2017, the Lake Minnetonka Association, in partnership with Life’s a Beach Shoreline Services and Tonka Bay Marina, as well as some lake homeowner

Brooks: Purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, if you dare

If people are the cause of most of life's troubles, we're also the solution, as the lake cleanup shows.
West Metro
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More than 100 people packed the St. Louis Park council chambers Monday night to protest a decision to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance at most me

St. Louis Park reinstates Pledge of Allegiance

The council received criticism from across the country for its initial decision on June 17 to nix the pledge. Even President Donald Trump weighed in on the city's decision — twice.
West Metro
8:34pm
A rainbow appeared over the Minneapolis Armory as fans waited for a Raconteurs concert. The region saw severe weather, including tornado warnings on M

Tornado warning issued for southern Scott County; flash flooding throughout region

More than 32,000 people were without power.
South Metro
8:24pm
Packages passed down a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee.

A few Amazon workers in Shakopee strike on Prime Day

Organizers say pace at Shakopee plant is too fast and employees are getting hurt
West Metro
7:12pm
Tate Doom

Charges: I-94 semi driver was viewing porn on phone when he fatally hit hwy. worker

The semi was going 72 mph in a construction zone, killing worker.
West Metro
5:44pm

Two charged with maltreatment of horses

Two people have been charged with abuse after horses were found eating trees and fence posts because they did not have food. Four of them…
West Metro
3:44pm

John F. Hetterick, former PepsiCo and Rollerblade executive, dies at age 74

It was a baby shower unlike any other.Late last month, guests bearing baby gifts arrived at the Plymouth home of John and Kathe Hetterick, whose…
South Metro
July 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 14

AFTON JUNE 8 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 2100 block of Stagecoach Trail reported seeing a shiny object in the woods but was…
West Metro
July 12
Hennepin County Public Health is trying to pin down the source of an outbreak that began over the holiday weekend.

Hennepin County: More than 170 report getting sick after boating near Big Island

Excelsior Beach remained closed for unrelated reasons, but the rest of the lake is open as usual, officials said.
West Metro
July 12
Proposed design for Plymouth Creek Center expansion project.

Plymouth moves closer to final design for $50 million expanded community center

Plymouth is nearing completion of its long-running plan to renovate and dramatically expand the city’s 20-year-old community center. The estimated $50 million project has been in…
West Metro
July 12
Christa Surerus

Hopkins mental health clinic offers same day and walk-in therapy

Birch Counseling aims to reach patients who are in the midst of emotional unrest.
West Metro
July 12
The nature of the boating scene on Lake Minnetonka complicates the search for a source of what sickened boaters over the July 4th weekend, public heal

Big Island party scene plays part in outbreak, officials suspect

Officials say investigations are focusing on human sources of contamination.
West Metro
July 11

The first night at the Hamel rodeo

The first night of the Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza.
West Metro
July 11

After restraining order dismissed, Christian Action League suspends seven-year campaign against City Pages

Christian group sent postcards and e-mails deterring advertisers.
West Metro
July 11

Teen admits to break-in as spree grows with 3 burglaries in Eden Prairie

The plea deal for the 18-year-old calls for him to serve no more than 6 months.
West Metro
July 11
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, near the site where a North Memorial Health helicopter crashed where the pilot and the nurse died at the scene, F

Paramedic tells of helicopter pilot making 'go-around' before Brainerd crash

The aircraft then spun and hit and the ground, he told the NTSB. Pilot and nurse died.
West Metro
July 11

Chaska beach reopens after E. coli tests showed it safe

Water-quality tests on Thursday showed E. coli bacteria levels had dropped to a safe one for swimming, the city said in a statement.
West Metro
July 11
Rocker Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl Goddard, posed with actor Johnny Depp on the red carpet at the River Centre in St. Paul, at the 2016 Starkey

Starkey ends its celebrity-packed Twin Cities gala

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's high-profile, red carpet gala — the biggest celebrity event in Minnesota each year — is ending after a nearly 20-year run.Since…
West Metro
July 11
Boaters took to the water as the sun set on Lake Minnetonka Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Excelsior, MN. Hennepin County epidemiologists were continuing to

Sickness hits 116 boaters after Lake Minnetonka July 4th outing

The boaters reported having been at Big Island during the holiday weekend and have since experienced vomiting and/or multiple episodes of diarrhea. The Minnesota Department of Health is working to help determine the cause.
West Metro
July 10

Christian Action League to challenge Minneapolis lawyer's restraining order over City Pages ads

The league will ask the judge to dismiss a restraining order.
West Metro
July 10
Boaters took to the water as the sun set on Lake Minnetonka Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Excelsior, MN. Hennepin County epidemiologists were continuing to

Hunt is on for what sickened 30 Lake Minnetonka boaters

Public beaches in Excelsior and across the Twin Cities are closed due to bacteria, as authorities work to find what sickened boaters who were at Lake Minnetonka's Big Island over the July 4th weekend.